INTRODUCING FR. DEAN PHOTOS
Rev. Fr. Dean Photos is a 1991 graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He was ordained to the Diaconate in 1994 and to the Priesthood in 1995. Fr. Dean has served parishes in Palatine IL, Rock Island IL, and Winter Haven FL. In addition to the Master of Divinity Degree from Holy Cross, Father has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Youth Work from Northeastern Illinois University and a Master of Science Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from National Louis University. During his ministry in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, Father served as Chairman of the Metropolis Prison Ministry Committee. He is married to Presvytera Georget. Together they have authored a six-volume series of craft books entitled, “Let Us Live Orthodoxy” to be published by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department Religious Education. Father and Presvytera have led seminars and workshops for the Archdiocesan Department of Religious Education and Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta on the topics of Orthodox Religious Crafts (Orthocrafts) and Orthodox Christian Identity. They reside in Vineland.
Fr. Dean has been appointed to serve the great community of St. Anthony Vineland, NJ by His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of the Metropolis of New Jersey as of February 1, 2017